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Mar-24 Generation Report
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Mar-24 Generation Report

Q1-24 marked the first time in six years that the NEM had no new generation connections. March also saw lower generation and GWA prices for wind and solar farms across most NEM regions, except for SA. Curtailment of VRE was in seasonal decline but remained high for March in SA and VIC.
11 min read
Mar-24 Financial Market Report
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Mar-24 Financial Market Report

The electricity forward market rallied in the southern states as news of potential gas shortages for Victoria circled in the media. Q1-25 traded most heavily during the quarter, especially for QLD which remains stubbornly high despite the return of Callide C3 and the expected return of C4 this July.
5 min read
Mar-24 Spot Market Report
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Mar-24 Spot Market Report

March was the least eventful month for Q1-24, with lower spot prices for most of the month apart from a Labor Day long weekend heatwave for VIC and SA, and some oppressive humidity hitting QLD later in the month. Both occasions coincided with low levels of VRE resulting in high price volatility.
14 min read
Summer Reflections
Battery public

Summer Reflections

Carl Daley
Carl Daley
This article reviews the summer of 2024 which was a wild ride consisting of volatile spot prices, market price expectations having a mixed performance, the consolidation of the twin peaks dynamic, and battery energy storage systems having a tough day in the office.
8 min read
Jan-24 Generation Report
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Jan-24 Generation Report

For the first time in years, VIC wind farms generated at a premium to the spot price while SA wind farms were very close to generating at a premium due to very low spot prices. The news of the early closure of Snuggery and Port Lincoln Power Stations was also a notable development in January.
10 min read
Jan-24 Spot Market Report
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Jan-24 Spot Market Report

Hot and muggy weather in the north and mild weather in the south made for two very different stories in the electricity spot market during January. In the north, QLD recorded its second highest January average spot price while down south, Victoria had record low levels around $22/MWh.
11 min read
Jan-24 Financial Market Report
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Jan-24 Financial Market Report

Record demand and extreme prices in January drove up the QLD forward market and to a lesser degree NSW, while down south in VIC and SA, a weak summer has driven forward prices towards the floor. The market has since decided these high prices cannot be sustained and forward prices have nosedived.
4 min read
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